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Thermomix..... anyone else got one?

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Initial post: 18 Aug 2010 02:35:31 BDT
Philip says:
Hello, I was given (!) one of these as a thank you, and think its utterly fantastic.
Has anyone else got one and have you got any interesting recipes for it?
I have recently made jam, chutney and fruit sauces as well as amazing frothy iced chocolate banana drinks.
(Whole banana, loads of ice, milk and if your being naughty a touch of cream.... if your being amazingly naughty some alcohol as well!!!!)
I look forward to your replies!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2010 12:43:17 BDT
I've had one for over a year and yes, it is great and I had to buy mine. There's a good recipe book that comes from Thermomix themselves which is really useful as you can use it as a base to adapt other recipes. There are a couple of websites, British Larder I think and also the magazine 'Yes Chef' has a section at the back with the odd thermomix recipe from a featured restaurant. Best thing though is not to view it as just a blender (although it's brilliant at this!) - it can do all sorts of things from tempering chocolate to making pasta sauce all whilst you get on with something else.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2010 02:17:18 BDT
Philip says:
We have made plum jam and plum churney in it this week, as well as boiling eggs and making scrambled eggs.
Or, rather, my carer and I have been!
Thanks for your reply, I shall be looking at British Larder in a minute with great interest!
best wishes

Posted on 25 Aug 2010 12:53:01 BDT
Famefan says:
If you understand enough German to follow recipes you should try absolutely brilliant site devoted to Thermomix recipes! The best recipe forum for Thermomix I have found so far! Unfortunately, only in German. :-(

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 09:56:54 BDT
F. Olinsky says:
There are many great cookbooks from Thermomix UK

There is very little you cannot do in a Thermomix and mine makes the most divine pastry and shortbread in seconds. Soups in wintertime have become or main lunches because the Thermomix can make divine soup from anything.

I made the best mustard pickle ever last Christmas and sent many gift hampers of ...made in Thermomix0 specials...It was the most economical Christmas ever and many requests for more this year have arrived.

I use the Thermomix in my work as a private chef and it's like having a sous chef that never gets lost, turns up late or hungover...or forgets to take the pan off the boil!
Nothing burns in a Thermomix and being able to make brilliant Zabaglione at the end of a dinner party is heaven for me.

Fay Olinsky

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 13:49:48 BDT
E. W. says:
Dear Ms Olinsky, have you ever worked with the Kenwood Cooking Chef? I am so intrigued by this machine - but unfortunately, there is no customer review on Amazon.

Posted on 26 Aug 2010 16:29:11 BDT
F. Olinsky says:
I use a normal Kenwood Chef but prefer the Thermomix for its specialities.
It is very robust and can process at industrial speeds...that's why the soups are so good.


In reply to an earlier post on 6 Oct 2010 05:15:33 BDT
Mrs says:
I have owned one now for 2 1/2 years. Best thing I ever bought! I think one of the best things about it is it inspires you to make things you would not previously have tried. And for families with young children, fresh additive free food is quick and tasty.

When I bought mine, I bought one for one of my daughter-in-laws, then one for my daughter and recently one for my eldest son. When my last 2 sons have their own homes, they will receive one too.

Try to see how many happy thermomix users there are!

Posted on 7 Oct 2010 16:56:04 BDT
Erin says:
If you're looking for a cheaper version than the thermomix but of high standar I have to recommend the CUISINART SSB1U. £140 for fresh soup in 20 minutes and it has all of the traditional functions of a normal blender. Genius!

Posted on 7 Oct 2010 17:05:28 BDT
F. Olinsky says:
There is no cheaper version of Thermomix ... even the very expensive Vitamix doesn't come anywhere near. The service and support for Thermomix is second to none...probably because Thermomix never goes wrong so more time spent on help and support for recipes etc.

Soup is only one of the thousands of things Thermomix does so well...You also get to see a full demo in your own home and it comes within 2 days of ordering. It's the only thing I have been able to make waffle mix in that wont stick to my French Waffle maker.. Fantastic. I even made a loaf with rice flour and no other grains and it rose like a dream and baked really dietary loaf I ever made.


Posted on 11 Oct 2010 23:46:34 BDT
OK - the Mrs had a demo on her day off (I was at work) - Ive never seen so much food prepared in such a short time outside of a restaurant kitchen.
If it was half the price I would buy it tomorrow, but where I live, its a months wages!

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 07:38:00 BDT
Yes, the price has gone up since the last time I enquired (now £859). I hope to get one in a few months as need to save up for it, but they do offer a payment plan. I don't know the details but if you contact them I am sure they will be happy to give them to you. Sounds like you both work and it could be blessing for you both as a time saver. When I first got married both my husband and I worked full time. We had a small child and a miniscule kitchen and I wish I had heard of the Thermomix then. We got back in the evenings really exhausted and we did not want to spend a lot of time cooking, so more often than not we would get take-aways - very expensive and not that healthy.

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 13:10:19 BDT
F. Olinsky says:
With all the lovely preserves and shortbreads and chocolates I have made this year in my Thermomix plus the pretty cushions and scented dried flower bags I have had time to make because of it...and the great traditional Christmas cakes made by hand, again because I now have the time...Thermomix has saved me far more than a months wages because these are all going into the Christmas Hamper presents this year!


Posted on 19 May 2011 06:45:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 May 2011 04:24:41 BDT
D. HOWARD says:
I have had a succession of Thermomix models since the 1980's. I just couldn't envisage a life without one. Its a wonderful machine and in my long 30+ year experience I have never had one go wrong. I insert my recipes and plan my menu, shopping etc on Diet-Pro obtained from Radium Technology. ( a super piece of software for my computer ) I just choose my Thermomix recipes, the ingredients are automatically added to my shopping list so that I am never at a loss as to what I can make. It is like playing a never ending game on the computer which I never tire of.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2011 08:34:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 May 2011 17:37:52 BDT
Thanks for the advice, is definitely an interesting website/forum, it is in German as you mentioned but it is easy to have its pages translated on yahoo for example (simply click on translate at the top of the page). While the translation will have its (funny ;-) oddities you will still get the gist of the recipe, ie what it is, the speeds and temperatures to use, which is all you need to use the recipes really, great find, thanks again!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2011 07:16:48 BDT
D. HOWARD says:
If you go to they list the books that they sell. Most cost around £20. You didn't say what model you have. The top model at present is TM31.

Posted on 13 Dec 2011 10:30:17 GMT
joedom says:
Hi, I have been hearing about this Thermomix. ¿Is it 900 pounds?
What is it exactly a food processor and cooker/heater at the same time? I dont know anyone in UK with one, but in Spain there are more people with them.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2011 10:49:30 GMT
F. Olinsky says:
£737.50 plus VAT
There are some excellent deffered payment schemes from your demonstrator/agent
It is a very powerful kitchen tool and does far more than any other machine. Its the robust engine that gives it the capacity to make so much so well. Plus all the little features that help save the reverse blade so it can stir but not pulverise.
I use it daily for home and work and have saved thousands on wages for unreliable idiot assistants who burn soups! Thermomix never burns anything...ever

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2011 10:58:39 GMT
I bought mine in October and it was £885 and yes, it processes, weighs, cooks etc. See

There are some excellent recipes on this forum: and also this is a good one for Spanish speakers Also you can buy books in Spanish from Amazon Spain - there are some at Amazon UK, but not very many.

Posted on 5 Apr 2012 18:45:52 BDT
Hi, I'm a Thermomix demonstrator. If anyone interested in seeing this brilliant machine and what it can do for you, just contact me for a free demonstration without any obligation.
I'm based in Cannock, Staffordshire.

Posted on 5 Apr 2012 18:48:55 BDT
Hi, I'm a Thermomix demonstrator. If anyone interested in seeing this brilliant machine and what it can do for you, just contact me for a free demonstration without any obligation.
I'm based in Cannock, Staffordshire.

Posted on 7 Apr 2012 16:59:03 BDT
pixie says:
I've had a look at youtube and the site.....I want one!

Posted on 7 Apr 2012 22:37:09 BDT
Once you see one, you will want one!!! I love mine and would recommend that you have a demo. The demonstrators aren't pushy at all because the machine speaks for itself. I would love to be a demonstrator because I am so in love with it and would like to see it more in British kitchens, but I don't drive which makes it difficult. Keep us informed if you take the plunge. JB

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2012 09:33:17 BDT
pixie says:
Will do julia! I love the look of it, and it seems so easy! Going to start saving now. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2012 22:45:32 BDT
Well done Pixie :-) You get 4 payment options and the cheapest is to buy it outright, but I opted for the 'pay half and spread the cost', ie spread the remainder over 6 months, interest free but with a fixed admin fee of £15. You can also do the same over 3 months and no admin fee, or you can spread the whole cost via a finance company, BUT there will be interest to pay. I don't approve of paying interest, hence my opting for the one off fee, but still being able to spread the cost.

BTW, don't be tempted into buying a new one from E-Bay. They are cheaper but tend to come from Poland and therefore have no guarantee. Also the postage must be horrendous, plus plugs not the same.

Best wishes
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